Allen went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's walkoff victory over the Twins.
Allen singled to right field in the bottom of the ninth, and he stole second base to put himself into scoring position. Michael Brantley would plate Allen to win the game later in the inning. The 25-year-old outfielder has notched a base knock in each of his past four games in the big leagues, although he's been sent to the minor leagues multiple times over the past month: he was called up from Triple-A Columbus prior to Thursday's contest. Allen has struggled at the dish for most of the 2018 campaign, as he's slashing .232/.264/.305 with one homer, five RBI and seven stolen bases through 48 tilts.
Allen will be optioned to Triple-A Columbus, Zack Meisel of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
The 25-year-old had three hits and scored three times in Tuesday's win over the Twins, but his fate was already sealed after the Indians acquired Leonys Martin from the Tigers earlier in the day. While Allen figures to be back no later than Sept. 1, he will likely play primarily off the bench upon his return.
Allen was called up by Cleveland on Monday and is batting ninth and playing center field against the Twins, Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune reports.
The Indians will call on Allen with Tyler Naquin on the disabled list with a hip injury. Naquin's timetable, and therefore the likely amount of time Allen will remain on the roster, is not yet clear. Allen has shown a bit of speed but not much else in his time with the team this season, hitting just .209/.245/.288 with six steals and a homer in 45 games. Adam Plutko was optioned to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.
Allen is set to be recalled from Triple-A Colubus on Monday, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
Despite struggling to a .209 average with just five RBI through 45 games, Allen figures to offer much-needed help in the outfield until Tyler Naquin (hip) can return to health. Allen cannot be brought up to the big club until Monday, per the 10-day rule.
Allen was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Allen will head to the minor leagues after struggling to a .209/.245/.288 slash line with one homer and five RBI through 45 games with the Indians this season. Cleveland acquired two players (Adam Cimber and Brad Hand) in Thursday's trade, so it moved Allen to make room on the 25-man roster.
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